Brie Chrisenberry of Fine Folk Pizza
Brie Chrisenberry and her husband Mike founded Fine Folk Pizza in Fort Myers, FL after running Mike’s family’s pizzeria Denunzio’s in Sea Isle City, NJ. Their thin crust NY style pizza is a huge hit and they’ve developed a strong local following in a short time thanks to their dedication to quality and community.
How did you get into the pizza industry?
I was going to school to work in convention services. I met a boy… he promised me free pizza and world adventures.
Why pizza and not some other (inferior) food?
Pizza has truly become such a part of my life; I can’t imagine where I would be or what I would be eating if I didn’t have pizza. It’s seriously, such awesome food. What other meal can you have a gazillion different ways and it has a completely different flavor profile each time?
What kind of pizza do you make at Fine Folk Pizza and why did you go with that style?
We offer a NY style thin crust. Ft. Myers is behind on the foodie scene, most of the restaurants/pizzerias in the area are chains. We saw a huge need for a quality pie here. We have a huge influx of Snowbirds (our seasonal residents that live down here for the winter) from up North NY, NJ, MA, and CT. Daily, I get people in from up North who have been looking for something that reminds them of home, and we fulfill that while converting new guests to our pizza as well.
What are the other pizza options in Fort Myers, FL?
Mostly chains, a few mom and pop. Chicago style is pretty popular down here too.
What has been the biggest eye-opener in terms of running your business?There are so many! The biggest is that …read more
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